The full-size SUV segment may not be as crowded as some others but the competition is still pretty tough. The Armada is one of the players in the segment and even though it’s among the oldest models in the class, it still has a lot of things to show, especially after the last year’s update. That refresh has brought a lot of new things, starting from a new styling and infotainment screen. That’s why we are pretty sure that the current generation still has a couple of good years before it receives a complete overhaul, which leads us to the conclusion that the 2023 Nissan Armada will probably be a typical carryover model.
So, you may count on a familiar layout, which still has a lot of good things to offer. We like the spacious and comfortable cabin, as well as a pretty long list of standard and available features. Furthermore, the engine feels pretty capable, while the driving dynamics are surprisingly good for a full-size SUV.
As there are no changes to come, we presume that the 2023 Nissan Armada release date will be scheduled for the last quarter of 2022.
2023 Nissan Armada Design
The current generation of Nissan’s full-size SUV has been around since 2016. However, keep in mind that this model is pretty much the same thing as the current-generation Patrol, which has been around for more than a decade. However, a decade-old design isn’t a big issue in this case, considering that driving experience is still pretty good. This SUV is easy to drive, while the handling feels quite engaging.
Also, there is nothing to complain about in terms of the styling. The SUV received an update last year and it looks very fresh, even quite futuristic, we would say. That’s why we don’t expect changes for the next year, although minor updates like new color options are always possible.
The same thing goes for the 2023 Nissan Armada interior. After the last year’s update, which has brought a revised dashboard and new infotainment screen, we presume that the next year’s model will carry on in the same way. That’s not a bad thing at all, considering that this SUV features surprisingly good interior quality, with a pretty impressive fit and finish and really nice materials.
Besides great overall quality, this cabin also offers a high level of comfort. The first and the second rows of seats are very comfortable, while the third row also offers a respectable amount of passenger space. The driving position is pretty good, and we can say the same for the outward visibility.
The cargo area is good for about 16.5 cubic feet behind the third row, 49.9 cubic feet behind the second and 95.4 cubic feet behind the first row. Rivals like Toyota Sequoia and Chevy Tahoe offer way more than that.
A couple of new standard features here and there are always possible. However, most of the things should remain the same as in the current model. So, the base version should come equipped with dual-zone climate control, proximity keyless entry, a 12.3-inch touch screen, Android Auto, wireless Apple CarPlay, navigation, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot, four USB ports, a four-speaker stereo, and Bluetooth.
Among options, we expect to find things like a moonroof, a household-style power outlet, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a universal garage door opener, and remote start, as well as wireless charging, a 13-speaker sound system and more.
The list of safety features shouldn’t change either. So, all models should come standard with goodies like parking sensors, rearview camera, driver attention monitoring, automatic high beams, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert etc.
2023 Nissan Armada Engine
We have no doubt that the 2023 Nissan Armada will continue with the same engine and transmission. Of course, we are talking about the good-old 5.6-liter V8, which puts out around 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque, which is enough power to provide pretty respectable acceleration and overall performance. The engine comes in pair with a 7-speed automatic transmission, which can hesitate with downshifts some time, but which is very smooth and generally does a very good job.
When it comes to fuel economy, be prepared for some of the lowest ratings in the class. This V8 is good for about 14 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway, while versions with four-wheel-drive are even thirstier.
2023 Nissan Armada Release Date and Price
When it comes to the 2023 Nissan Armada release date, we expect the next year’s model will probably hit the market sometime in late 2022. Base models should go around 50.000 dollars, while the competition will remain the same. Some of the key rivals are models like Toyota Sequoia, GMC Yukon, Chevy Tahoe etc.